Eye Care Services Education and Support
Caring for your vision issues is a top priority for us at Henry Ford which is why we’re here to help, with education and support services that complement our high-quality care for your eyes.
Eye care educational programs
Our educational programs include:
- Living with Low Vision - We offer adaptive computer training, a range of technology and full practice kitchens in both our Grosse Pointe and Livonia centers.
- Computer Training Courses - Classes are taught by Cathy McAdam, ACSW, career development and access technology consultant who is also blind. We teach the visually impaired and blind basic keyboarding and computer skills. There are three computer stations that use talking and/or large print software. Classes are offered at free of charge.
Support groups for your vision
Our support groups are a powerful outlet for you to share your personal experience with others and gain important information on dealing with vision loss.
Our support groups are free of charge and often feature health professionals as guest speakers.
- Senior Support Groups - Our senior support group meetings are held at the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology in Grosse Pointe Park and in Livonia at the Henry Ford Center for Vision Rehabilitation & Research. The group provides a comfortable environment to discuss the challenges of living fully with a visual impairment.
- Visionaries Support Group - Visionaries support group is open to adults ages 20-59 in the Detroit area. Members of this support group are always eager to share new interests and opportunities with others in the visually impaired community.
In an effort to make eye surgery accessible to more people, Henry Ford offers several financing options for you and your family. This includes accepting the CareCredit® credit card. With CareCredit, you can pay for treatments and procedures for you and your family right away and then make convenient monthly payments.